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Pearl Took

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Pearl Took
Hobbit
Biographical Information
LocationTookland
BirthT.A. 2975
Family
ParentagePaladin Took II &
Eglantine Banks
Physical Description
GenderFemale
Pearl Took was a Hobbit of the Shire.

History

Pearl was the eldest child of Thain Paladin Took II and Eglantine Banks.[1]

She was the caretaker of Lalia the Fat, the rotund, aged, and immensely annoying (to the Tooks) matriarch of the family. Each morning, Pearl was to push her wheelchair outside so Lalia could experience fresh air. One morning in S.R. 1402, Pearl was a little bit careless, and Lalia flew across the steps to her death.

Pearl was excluded from the accession ceremony of Ferumbras, who had been waiting to become head of the clan for quite a while (he had already been Thain since the death of his father). She was, however, afterwards spotted with a necklace of pearls believed to be a Took family heirloom.[2]

Etymology

Pearl's name follows the Hobbit custom of high-class women being named after jewels.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "Took of Great Smials"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien; Humphrey Carpenter, Christopher Tolkien (eds.), The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, Letter 214, (undated, written late 1958 or early 1959)
  3. Jim Allan (ed.), An Introduction to Elvish, "Giving of Names"